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hearts may be set to obey thy commandments, and also that by thee we being defended from the fear of our enemies, may pass our time in rest and quietness, through thy merciful aid in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

For Protection.

O GOD, the Protector of all who trust in thee, with whom there is no shadow of darkness; defend us, we beseech thee, from all the dangers and evil accidents of the approaching night, and keep us by thy watchful providence in peace and safety, now and for ever. Amen.

The General Intercefron. ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, who by thy holy apostle haft taught us to make supplications, and to give thanks for all men; we humbly beseech thee most mercifully to receive these our prayers which

we offer unto thy divine Majesty, beseeching thee to make thy ways known on earth, and thy saving health unto all nations. Inspire continually all thy sincere worshippers with the spirit of truth, unity, and concord, that all those who do confess the name of Christ, may agree in the truth of thy holy word, and live in unity and godly love. We beseech thee fo to dispose and turn the hearts of Kings, Princes, and Governors, that they may walk in thy holy fear, and study to preserve the people committed to their charge, in peace and godliness. Bless thy servant George our King, the Queen, the Prince of Wales, and all the Royal Family, that, protected by thy power, and guided by thy holy Spirit, they may lead godly lives on earth, and after death obtain everlasting glory. Grant unto the King's Council, and to all who are put in authority under him, that they may truly and impartially administer justice, to the punishment of wickedness and vice, and the maintenance of thy true


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religion and virtue. Give grace, O heavenly Father, to all the Ministers of thy gospel, that they may both by their life and doctrine set forth thy true and holy word, and to all thy people give thy heavenly grace; and grant that this tion here present, with meek heart and due reverence may hear and receive thy holy word, and truly serve thee in holiness and righteousness all the days of their life. And we most humbly beseech thee, of thy goodness, O Lord, to comfort and succour all those who, in this transitory life, are in trouble, forrow, need, sickness, or any other adversity, and grant to those who are in error, the light of thy truth, that they may return into the way of righteousness. Preserve all those who profess Christ's holy religion in thy faith and fear, giving us grace

so to follow the precepts of thy holy gospel, that we may be partakers of thy heavenly kingdom. In these our requests, we beseech thee, O God, to hear and ac


cept us as the disciples of thy Son Jesus Christ. Amen.

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Most gracious God, we humbly befeech thee to bestow thy blessing upon the High Court of Parliament at this time assembled ; that thou wouldest be pleased to direct and prosper all their consultations to the advancement of thy glory, the good of thy church, and the safety, honour, and welfare of this kingdom, that all things may be so ordered and settled by their endeavours, upon the best and surest foundation, that peace and happiness, truth and justice, religion and liberty, may flourish among us to all generations. Amen.

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Concluding Prayer.

ALMIGHTY God our heavenly Father, who hast promised to hear the petitions of those who humbly ask in thy Son's name, we beseech thee mercifully to receive the prayers and supplications we have at this time offered unto thee ; and grant that those things which we have asked according to thy will, with whatever else thou seest expedient for us, may effectually be obtained to the relief of our necessity, according to thy goodness and mercy, declared unto mankind by Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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